Warner Records Elevates Norva Denton to SVP of A&R

Norva Denton
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Norva Denton

Warner Records has promoted Norva Denton to senior vp of A&R, the recently-rebranded label announced today (Feb. 24). Denton will remain based at the label's Los Angeles headquarters, reporting to Warner Records co-chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck.

"Norva is the perfect fit for our revitalized A&R department, as he brings youthful energy, solid relationships, and a strong marketing background in addition to his A&R expertise," Bay-Schuck said. "He has the respect of the creative community and artists alike, and Tom and I congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion."

A Chicago native, Denton joined Warner Records in 2018 as director of A&R. At Warner, he signed and curated a comeback for rapper Wale, serving as a producer on the artist's October 2019 album Wow...That's Crazy, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and spawned hit single "On Chill" featuring Jeremih. Denton also worked with Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci.

Prior to Warner, he spent eight years at Motown/Island Def Jam in New York City, working with such artists as Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Logic, Alessia Cara, Charlie Wilson, Kelly Price, Rick Ross and Pusha T.

"Warner Records has a long-standing reputation of artistic freedom and creativity, and I’m thrilled to continue my career here under the expert guidance of Aaron Bay-Schuck and [co-chairman/COO] Tom Corson," Denton said. "I’m continuously searching for the next generation of great talent and I look forward to building upon our unstoppable roster of artists."